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Created in 1890, Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees on earth and the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. At 404,063 acres and over 90% of designated wilderness, Sequoia offers over 800 miles of hiking trails. This park protects the Giant Forest, which has the world's largest tree, General Sherman, as well as four of the next nine tallest. It also has over 240 caves, the tallest mountain in the lower 48, Mount Whitney, and the granite dome Moro Rock.

backpacking
13 hours ago

hiking
14 hours ago

Nice hike, especially to avoid taking the bus. Definitely take the short hanging rock trail

hiking
14 hours ago

Great hike! You can see and touch dozens of Sequoias. Very beautiful and significantly few people once you get down the trail

hiking
21 hours ago

great hike...half in the sun half under forest shade...lake is usually busy so not much solitude at all...fishing can be challenging due to easy access to lake...black flys work best...

backpacking
1 day ago

backpacking
1 day ago

2 days ago

This trail is perfect Sequoia National Park and is a must-do. You will walk right next to GROUPS of Sequoias almost as big as the General Sherman Tree. I was amazed at the lack of people on this trail when compared to the enormous crowds just a couple hundred yards away. We were not alone, but there were literally hundreds of people at the General Sherman Tree and we bumped into maybe 20 people total on this trail.

Crowds, foreigners climbing fences to take pictures, people ignoring "stay on trail" signs everywhere, no Park Rangers in site... Totally Infuriating! I wish Sequoia fined people on-site like they do in Yosemite. Literally the only thing that can kill a Sequoia Tree is root damage / erosion causing the tree to fall over.

Great views and great trail etiquette can be found immediately after departing Crescent Meadow. We just did an out-and back day hike from Crescent Meadow and it was spectacular. There is not much elevation change the first few miles, so you can put in some rather easy miles and get a variety of alpine views along the way. Keep an eye out for bears in the thick brush above and below the trail. I was a bit concerned about surprising one on this trail because of all the little turns along the mountain side. No worries as long as everyone in your group has good awareness.

2 days ago

For some reason the crowds at Crescent Meadow don't seem to come out this way, which is a terrific thing... The view is better along this trail than from Moro Rock and you don't have the guard rails and crowds. Another plus is that you can extend this hike many miles out past Eagle View on the High Sierra Trail without adding a lot of elevation change. The Sequoia Trees at the beginning are also quite nice since you can get up close and personal.

2 days ago

It's not exactly a hike as much as it is a walk up a couple hundred stairs. The view is terrific the entire way up, but all the rails on the top ruined it for me personally. This is a super-safe tourist walk for mostly non-hikers. Expect a big crowd, but it's still a nice view and a good way to spend 20-30 minutes.

backpacking
2 days ago

A great trail with moderate difficulty and amazing scenery. I did this as part of a larger 40 mile backpacking loop and loved. Here is the trip report with pictures: https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/sequoia-national-park-sawtooth-pass-and-high-sierra-trail/

I did a similar loop that goes through the Nine Lakes Basin, Little Five Lakes, Big Five Lakes, Hamilton Lakes, and Columbine Lake. Here is the trip report: https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/sequoia-national-park-sawtooth-pass-and-high-sierra-trail/

This is great area that is very beautiful!

There Hamilton Lakes Basin along the High Sierra Trail is super beautiful! I did a section of this trail as part of a 40 mile backpacking loop. Here is the trip report: https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/sequoia-national-park-sawtooth-pass-and-high-sierra-trail/

nature trips
2 days ago

Excellent, easy trail. Wish we did this trail first. Has everything from beautiful meadows, Sequoia Trees and history of the area. Found no signs showing direction of Trailhead and map is vandalized. Walk Across from museum, head north along the 198. You'll pass a Sunset trail on your left, keep following along 198. You'll eventually get there. Go after 5pm and you'll get parking and a less travelled trail!